Ruth L. Poor

Master of Fine Arts in Studio, Painting and Drawing

Ruth LizBeth Poor (b. 1989), raised in Indiana, uses her work to dissect memories of the rural midwest and to investigate intersections between identity, power, American history, Christianity, and deviancy. Poor is a current MFA candidate in the painting and drawing department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and completed her B.A. in Studio Art and Religious Studies at Cornell College and DePauw University. She currently resides in Chicago, Illinois, and has shown work in Pinto International Gallery [New York, NY], ADDS DONNA Gallery (Chicago, IL), Manifest Gallery (Cincinnati, OH), Woman Made Gallery (Chicago, IL), and Indiana University (Bloomington, IN).